55,000 (2005 SIL).
Mara region: Bunda district, Chamriho division; Musoma district, south of Zanaki; southeast of Lake Victoria, east of Jita [jit] language area.
Ikizu, Shashi (Kishashi, Kisizaki, Sizaki). Lexical similarity: 95% with Sizaki dialect, 87% with Zanaki [zak].
7 vowel system.
Many shifting to Swahili [swh]. Home, field work, local gatherings (L1 is choice when only Ikizu speakers present). All ages.
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.